residential moving tips

Despite a firm reassurance that the economy is not in a recession, there’s a big desire to pinch pennies and save in 2023. Everyone loves a good deal, but sometimes it’s more about what you can do than what you can find. Here are a few actionable tips to help you save money on your residential move.

Consider Reviews

Replacement costs of broken or lost items quickly overshadow a cheap move. While it might be tempting to go with the company boasting the lowest price, you should research first. Check out a moving company’s reviews, accreditations, and claims with the Better Business Bureau.

Ask About Reusable Moving Supplies

Professional moving companies typically have extra moving pads or supplies like wardrobe boxes. If you’re using a residential mover, they’ll usually let you use these items at no additional cost on local moving projects.

Empty Self-Storage Ahead of Time

Most moving companies will add extra stops to pick up additional household goods. However, consider a small DIY relocation before you incur extra stops or additional labor. Emptying out self-storage containers and condensing or getting rid of items will reduce moving costs.

Use Household Fabrics as Packing Material

Towels, blankets, and other household fabrics can be used as extra padding in boxes. You’ll reduce the number of boxes and protect your items. Still, it’s best to speak with your residential mover about the best packing methods for particularly delicate items.

Evaluate Your Wardrobe

If your closet is full of clothes you no longer wear, now is a good time to downsize. Consider letting a friend or family member shop your closet. You can also donate extra clothing to places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army Store.

Have a Yard Sale

Moving has a way of revealing items that aren’t used frequently. Instead of paying to relocate unused or unwanted items, consider having a garage sale. Not only will you reduce moving costs, but you’ll also actually put money back in your pocket to help fund the relocation.

Donate Non-Perishables

Moving costs are often calculated by weight. Canned and boxed foods are heavy. Consider donating non-perishable items to local churches or food banks instead of adding extra weight to your moving costs.

Experienced long-distance movers have the skill and expertise for the most cost-effective relocation management. Simonik Transportation & Warehousing has been Philadelphia and Central New Jersey’s leading household mover since 1977. Begin your money-saving move with a free quote today.